This stunning boy is a retired police K-9… Kemo had to retire as his eyesight is not 100%. He is far from blind and sees well, but not enough to continue his career in law enforcement. Kemo has spent the last 2 1/2 months in a concrete dog run at a boarding facility where he had been abandoned by the people that bought him when he was retired. People always ask if well bred, trained, great dogs end up in rescue… Here is a perfect example of the fact that yes, they do…

One of our volunteers was informed of Kemo’s plight and took him out of his run (he had not been out of the dog run for 2 1/2 months, not even for a walk) to evaluate him… You would think after 2 1/2 months of no attention, no walks and little human contact Kemo would be crazy… He was a perfect gentleman. He danced with glee at being taken for a walk and was so happy to sniff and play. Now it was time to test his training. Many times when well trained dogs sit in a kennel day after day, week after week, month after month they forget their training. Not this boy…

Kemo was given several commands which he executed perfectly…Kemo can Sit, Shake, Down and Stay. Our volunteer put him in a Down / Stay and walked away. Kemo never took his eyes off of her as he was so happy for her attention, but he never moved a muscle. Kemo is a large dog with beautiful markings. He is about 6 years old, current on his shots and microchipped. He would like to be an only dog and in return for this, he will be a loyal and loving companion.

Kemo is as sharp as they come and needs someone who knows the breed as he is smarter than most humans. He will bond very strongly with his new family and give them his complete and total devotion. Please, only apply if you can give Kemo the same…

If you have any questions about Kemo please call Shawn at 714/206-9002 or email To meet Kemo please fill out our online application first and a counselor will contact you immediately.

Adoption Application If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you may submit an application online or via fax. If you choose to send a fax, please download the Adoption Application here in PDF format; fill it out and sign it. You can fax it to us at 714-773-9430.

Home Visit Prior to any dog going home, we do require a home visit to ensure that your environment is safe and secure. Once your home has been approved, the adoption can move forward.

Adoption Donation

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
This donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law and helps to offset the costs that we have incurred for the dog’s care and housing during his or her stay with our group. The minimum adoption donation does not entirely cover the investments that we have made in the dogs, so if you are in a position to give more, we would be honored to receive your additional donation. All adoption donations go directly toward the needs of our dogs.

All dogs adopted through GSROC are spayed or neutered, current on their vaccines and de-wormed. Because the minimum Adoption Donation rarely covers the costs associated with each dog, we ask that adopters who are in a position to give additional funds do so at their discretion.

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